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New release of Mozilla
Has anyone noticed that the new Mozilla is quite a bit slower then the previous version. I was just carious to see if anyone else had noticed, or am I the only one that seems to be having this problem? if you really call it a problem.
If you find Mozilla slow, and I do, then switch to Phoenix(soon to be Firebird). Its fast and looks pretty good too. It just doesn't have all those extra options that Mozilla does. Download a nightly build.
I tried Phoenix and found it about the same a mozilla. So I must be lucky with my system then.
I also tried Opera, and it was lsightly faster than mozilla but the fonts never looked that good (both anti and aliased).
Originally posted by LoungeLizard Has anyone noticed that the new Mozilla is quite a bit slower then the previous version.
I'm not sure about the differences between the new and old version, but the difference between the Mozilla packaged with my distro and a fresh download of Mozilla compiled with gcc optimizing quite heavily was remarkable. It might be worth rebuilding from source and optimizing for your architecture.
Originally posted by m00nd0g Phoenix itself doesn't have a mail client. It's not a package of different programs like mozilla is. Just download Minotaur then. It looks just the same as the Mozilla mail client.
Hmmm - and as a complete newbie to Linux I am left with trying make sense of the install instructions ... for phoenix
the mail thing is not important, just convenient to me to have in browser
I see the mozilla version installed by default in RedHat is 1.0.1, and that there is a stable release 1.3. Presumably it is in my interests to download this.
I see issues about installing binaries in directories where there already binaries. What do I need to do to avoid this. I am new to command line, so need simple instructions. Thanks.
Also downloaded phoenix but don't know how to complete the install. I have located the file "phoenix-0.5-i586-pc-linux-gnu" in my /home/rose/downloads directory. I tired ./configure based on instructions I printed from here, but get told no such file or directory. Any help welcome - thanks
Originally posted by romcgill ...I have located the file "phoenix-0.5-i586-pc-linux-gnu" in my /home/rose/downloads directory. I tired ./configure based on instructions I printed from here, but get told no such file or directory. Any help welcome - thanks
Just making sure - you have untarred/zipped it and cd'ed to the directory before running ./configure, right? If you have, try running 'make' without the ./configure - some people aren't using configure anymore.